Now one can practice firing someone with a simulation, to make it easier to do it for real

03 Mar

13 responses to “Now one can practice firing someone with a simulation, to make it easier to do it for real

  1. Hun

    March 3, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    I could have used training like this. I hired and fired a good amount of people over the years. Firing was always more emotionally difficult, unless the person really pissed me off.

    • GreenHoyos

      March 3, 2021 at 4:10 pm

      No, if it has to be done I think you ought to feel it. I’ve been laid off and it’s important to take it manfully. We need training in what we owe our employers and what they owe us. We don’t need to make it “easy”, I don’t think. We need to be human enough to care about the purpose of the business and still care that we’re closing a door on a human being because we have to.

      Shouldn’t be done in anger either I don’t think, shouldn’t be a personal decision at all. Just doing your duty.

      • Will S.

        March 3, 2021 at 4:15 pm

        I agree completely.

      • Hun

        March 3, 2021 at 4:52 pm

        Yeah, you’re right. The experiences, especially the first one, just really stuck in my memory. Being fired sucks, but it often sucks for the person on the other side too.

      • GreenHoyos

        March 3, 2021 at 5:32 pm

        Oh I understand, I’ve had the misfortune to be hit by layoffs no less than 3 times. I always made sure to be decent to everybody involved, without presumption God’s taken care of me and in a layoff it is what it is. I do know it’s rough on the guy doing the layoffs. I also know a business is a business and if the firm doesn’t get the new contract, or what have you, it is what it is.

        Problem comes when people take it personally and when you don’t have confidence in God. It makes the whole thing seem bigger and scarier than it is. Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t pleasant but I’ve been blessed enough that God has always had my back.

        I remember a conversation I had with one of my workmates, a fellow Christian, and I said something like “God had me yesterday and He’s got me today, nothings really changed”.

  2. Nuke1776

    March 3, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    Given the discussions above, I think there could be utility for this kind of thing for genuine managers within small businesses that have to make hard decisions and let people go that become a liability to their company.

    But what we all know on this side of the divide is that this will be used by the managerial class at GlobalMegaCorp to train up for the employee ideological purges that are coming.

    Bob is white. Bob is a man. Bob is normal. Bob is automatically on notice for not being “diverse”. Bob serves his company faithfully for 25 years and is beloved by his coworkers. Karen is Bob’s manager. Naturally she’s an outside hire who “skillfully managed” a boondoggle project that cost her previous company thousands, but was just the sort of thing that looked fine on a managerial class resume. Bob makes a remark that he thinks it’s
    wrong that in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training that he’s being told that he needs to stop being so white and stop mansplaining. Karen has been training with Barry and has been waiting for this moment…

    • Will S.

      March 3, 2021 at 7:20 pm

      Yeah, but…

      Nah; it will indeed be used by Karens to train them to more easily punish wrongthink, and the like.

      I once got let go by someone who availed himself of a modern equivalent of ‘liquid courage’; he toked up, I could smell the weed on him, and I thought, “Couldn’t do it sober, because you know it’s wrong, could you, you wussy.”

  3. fuzziewuzziebear

    March 3, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    It seems to me that a lot of us have been fired unjustly. I hope that all the employers that resorted to that suffered for their efforts. As for firing people myself, it is better to be an Indian.

  4. feeriker

    March 3, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    As full of sociopaths as the business world is, especially in positions of leadership and management, this app hardly seems necessary.

    But, yeah, given the world that we’re trapped in, it was inevitable that something like this would come along eventually.

  5. cameron232

    March 4, 2021 at 6:34 am

    I guess. “Barry” can’t throw a stapler at you or kick you in the balls.

    Anyway, so many jobs are made-up BS jobs (government, government contractor, necessitated by stupid laws and regulations) – being fired or laid off is more like being kicked off of middle class welfare.

    • Will S.

      March 4, 2021 at 10:33 am



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